Nozinja (Shangaan Electro) signs to Warp Records

Nozinja is the South African producer, showman and innovator behind the revolutionary dance movement known as ‘shangaan electro’. Freshly signed to Warp Records, he now presents a brand new live show showcasing the inimitable next-level programming, hyper-speed dance moves and soulful vocal hooks that make this a club experience like no other.

Shangaan electro connects South African folk tradition with contemporary genres like kwaito and house, and Nozinja has transcended these reference points to dream up his own iconic Afro-futurist strain of electronic dance music. There is nothing quite like a Nozinja production: it is home-grown rave music in its purest form.

The Soweto-based, svengali has produced a hugely popular back catalogue of tapes, CDs and DVDs for the local market, a choice selection of which was released on the much-acclaimed Honest Jon’s compilation ‘Shangaan Electro’ and later futureshocked in fine style on ‘Shangaan Shake’, an arsenal of killer remixes from the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Actress, Theo Parrish and DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn. More recently Dan Snaith (aka Caribou) has put out a string of Nozinja-produced singles (as Xitsonga Dance and Tshetsha Boys) on his Jiaolong imprint.

Forthcoming shows

Tickets 29/04/2014 Bristol Start The Bus
Tickets 30/04/2014 Brighton Bermuda Triangle
Tickets 01/05/2014 Liverpool Liverpool Sound City
Tickets 02/05/2014 Paris La Machine
Tickets 03/05/2014 Krems Donau Festival
Tickets 04/05/2014 London Electrowerkz Soundcrash
Tickets 05/05/2014 Sheffield The Harley
Tickets 08/05/2014 Ghent Vooruit/Balzaal
Tickets 09/05/2014 Berlin Urban Spree
Tickets 10/05/2014 Utrect Tivoli Spiegelbar


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Warp announcement